Hawkins, Screamin' Jay 'Screamin' Jay Rocks' CD

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Hawkins, Screamin' Jay 'Screamin' Jay Rocks'  CD


The godfather of gothic rock! - The star of Jim Jarmusch's 1989 cult movie 'Mystery Train'! - 31 classics, featuring the original hit version of I Put A Spell On You! - Comprehensive liner notes from ueber-fan Bill Millar! - Screamin' Jay Hawkins' records didn't go over-the-top; they started over-the-top and got more berserk from there. He lived as he sang. A simple question, like how he came up with the nickname 'Screamin'' elicited this response: "I went to Nitro, West Virginia. This is 1950. There was a big, big, huge fat lady at the bar. Just allow your mind to roam free when I say 'fat'…Glutton! Beast! O-bese! She made the average elephant look like a pencil, that's how fat she was. She was downing Black & White scotch and Jack Daniels at the same time, and whenever she looked up at me she shouted 'Scream, baby, scream!' I said to myself: 'You wanted a name?'" Screamin' Jay's influence can be found wherever music has sunk to new depths of depravity. Mixing voodoo rhythms and horror film props, he invented gothic rock, a genre that includes Alice Cooper, Arthur Brown, the antics of Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne, the horror film make-up of Kiss, not to mention 'The Rocky Horror Show'. Hawkins also paved the way for George Clinton and Cameo whose lead singer, Larry Blackmon, emerged… like Jay… from a huge silver coffin. And, oh yes, he wrote and recorded the original version of I Put A Spell On You

track list:
1. Little Demon
2. Baptize Me In Wine
3. Not Anymore
4. In My Front Room
5. This Is All
6. What That Is
7. (She Put The) Wamee (On Me)
8. Well I Tried
9. Talk About Me
10. Take Me Back
11. I Is
12. $10,000 Lincoln Continental (take 2)
13. You Ain't Foolin' Me
14. Yellow Coat
15. I Put A Spell On You
16. Frenzy
17. Alligator Wine
18. There's Something Wrong With You
19. Person To Person
20. You Made Me Love You
21. Little demon (Alternate Take)
22. Armpit No. 6
23. Just Don't Care
24. Strange
25. Whammy
26. Party Doll
27. All Night
28. Mountain Jive
29. Do You Really Love Me?
30. Please Don't Leave Me
31. Knock-Kneed Nana (Take 7)

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